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“I am a self-taught artist and I continue to learn. Finger painting in inks started as an experiment while I was a stay-at-home mom; I also began photography as an amateur but was lucky enough to get selected on Google Plus, where a community of master photographers give back to the artistic community by mentoring amateur and budding photographers on a voluntary basis,” says Sakina.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Shri Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs; and Ashish Merchant, President of the Ismaili Council for India (right).

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in New Delhi earlier this evening for a historic 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to India. He was received by Chief of Protocol Shri Sanjay Verma, Joint Secretary Shri Deepak Mittal, and Jamati leaders in India.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Shri Sanjay Verma, Chief of Protocol, upon arriving in New Delhi.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in India 20 February 2018.

Narangi Baug Jamatkhana in Pune

The Jamat in India is all set to welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam for a historic Diamond Jubilee visit to India to commence on 20 February 2018. Festivities have been taking place across the country, including decorating Jamatkhana buildings, traditional dandia-raas, and other cultural events and highlights, reflecting the Jamat’s excitement and unity in anticipation for the visit.


Professor Amal Ghazal, Director of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures at Simon Fraser University, spoke at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby on January 13.

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